Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program

 
Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program Overview


The Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program is designed to help high school girls learn about the vast array of career opportunities available to young women interested in pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM) fields.  Protégés and Mentors meet once a month for five months and participate in leadership development, networking, and discuss a range of topics related to success traits for growth and pursuing a career. Each program session starts with featured speakers or a discussion panel followed by small discussion group mentoring sessions with professional women.

An Opportunity to Learn and Grow

The GIT Mentor Protégé Program allows girls to explore and develop their interest in STEM with the support of a professional women mentors.  It also provides an opportunity for mentors to network with other professionals to build their leadership skills, give back to the community and find their voice in STEM.

Through the program, protégés:

  • Learn how to navigate a career in STEM fields
  • Build self-confidence, leadership and public speaking skills
  • Participate in job shadowing activities
  • Build a network of peers with common interests
  • Get access to STEM awards and scholarships

Locations

The Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé program is offered in three locations: Virginia, DC and Maryland. The Maryland location is currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 program year starting in October. DC and Virginia will follow a different calendar that will be announced at a later date.

  • Washington, DC – TBD
  • Rockville, Maryland – Johns Hopkins University**
  • Reston, Virginia - Microsoft 

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Session Format

  • 6:00 – 6:30 Sign-in/Networking/Refreshments
  • 6:30 – 6:45 Welcome/Announcements
  • 6:45 – 7:30 Featured Speaker/Panel Discussion
  • 7:30 – 8:30 Mentoring session
  • 8:30 Close-out

Girls in Technology Mentor-Protégé Program Session Dates will be posted soon for 2017-18

Sessions

Washington, DC

TBD

Maryland

(3rd Tuesdays except those starred**)

Virginia

TBD

Session 1

 

October 17th

 

Session 2

 

 November 28th**

 

Session 3

 

January 9th**

 

Session 4

 

 February 20th

 

Session 5

 

 March 20th

 

Snow Make Up Day

 

April 17th

 


Protégé Acceptance and Notification Process

Protégé applications will be processed in the order complete applications are received, and a waitlist formed once capacity is reached.  Due to limited capacity and volunteers to manage this free event, GIT can accommodate up to 45 students in each program location (may vary depending location).  GIT may limit the maximum number of students registered from the same school, group, community organization or club.  There is a three step process to being accepted into the Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program:

  • Complete online protégé application which includes guardian release (links above)
  • Complete a required pre-program survey (links are provided within the application.  Links will also be emailed to the protégé after Step 1)
  • Protégés and parents that have submitted all of the steps above will be emailed further information about their acceptance status.

Mentor Acceptance and Notification Process

Mentor applications will be processed in the order complete applications are received, and a waitlist formed once capacity is reached.  Due to limited capacity and volunteers to manage this free event, GIT can accommodate up to 40 mentors in each program location (may vary depending on the location).  There is a three step process to being accepted as a GIT mentor:

  • Complete online mentor application (links above)
  • Background check: GIT will send applicants a link to a third party online background check.  In order to be accepted into GIT programs, all GIT committee members, volunteers, and mentors must complete a brief background check, conducted by a third party coordinated by GIT.
  • Mentors that have submitted and cleared all steps above will be emailed an acceptance confirmation and further information about the program.


Program Leadership
DC Program Chair – Jenny Oh, email: jenny.k.oh@gmail.com
Maryland Program Chair – Carmen Radelat, email: ctradelat@msn.com
Virginia Program Lead –  Whitney Vickrey, email: VMV747@gmail.com


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Session Hosts and Locations: We would like to thank our gracious hosts of the 2017-2018 Girls in Technology Mentor Protégé Program (DC host/location TBD):

 Maryland Location   Virginia Location
 

Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County*

Academic and Research Building, Room 106-110
9601 Medical Center Drive
Rockville, MD 20850

Microsoft

12012 Sunset Hills Road
3rd Floor
Reston, VA  20190

 


*Notice:  Girls in Technology has leased or rented facilities from the Johns Hopkins University. However, Girls in Technology and any programs operated by Girls in Technology are not related to or affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University in any way. Girls in Technology is an entirely separate legal entity with no connection to the Johns Hopkins University aside from the temporary use of facilities for the specified program.

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